Parts Of Speech Practice #1

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Parts Of Speech Quizzes & Trivia

In the English language, we have been able to study the eight different figures of speech in detail. I hope that you have been attentive in class because and as promised I have prepared several quizzes to test your understanding on parts of speech. The one below is the first practice test, give it a shot and flex your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Tell if the underlined word is a NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTION, or INTERJECTION. The chair my grandfather carved was a beautiful oak masterpiece.
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    Tell if the underlined word is a NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTION, or INTERJECTION. Suddenly an owl screeched in the darkness.
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    Tell if the underlined word is a NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTION, or INTERJECTION. Wallace Stevens wrote "The Man with the Blue Guitar."
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    Tell if the underlined word is a NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTION, or INTERJECTION. Termites, or white ants, can do great damage to a wooden building.
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    Tell if the underlined word is a NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTION, or INTERJECTION. Julie has a fondness for chocolate.
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    Tell if the underlined word is a NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTION, or INTERJECTION. Orangutans live in trees and rarely come down to the ground.
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    Tell if the underlined word is a NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTION, or INTERJECTION. The game of soccer goes back many centuries in England.
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    Tell if the underlined word is a NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTION, or INTERJECTION. Wow, Carlos sure makes beautIful fabrics with his loom!
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    Tell if the underlined word is a NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTION, or INTERJECTION. Spring comes earlier to St. Louis than to Chicago.
  • 11. 
    Tell if the underlined word is a NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTION, or INTERJECTION. Hurricanes in some places are called typhoons or tropical cyclones.
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    Tell if the underlined word is a NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTION, or INTERJECTION. Zimbabwe, Senegal, and Nigeria are independent African states.
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    Tell if the underlined word is a NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTION, or INTERJECTION. Has your sister read any of Mark Twain's books?
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    Tell if the underlined word is a NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTION, or INTERJECTION. Throughout many months, snow covers the top of Mount Rainer.
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    Tell if the underlined word is a NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE, ADVERB, PREPOSITION, CONJUNCTION, or INTERJECTION. Slender saplings danced in the wind.